SPECIAL FEATURE: THE SCARED IS SCARED AND GETTING READY FOR GRADUATION

By SBM Staff

April 8, 2013

Earlier this year, Bianca Giaever released this wonderful short film onto the internet. She made it during her final semester at Middlebury College when she asked six-year-old Asa Baker-Rouse what her movie should be about and recorded his answer. He went on to tell a fantastical story of a bear and mouse who go on an adventure to a swimming pool. His story, which is told in the most adorable voice you could possilbly imagine, is a beautiful tale of change and moving on.

Shortly after she released The Scared Is Scared, it blew up all over the internet. It was featured in The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Mashable, and Jezebel, as well as a ton of other places. It has recieved just under a million views on Vimeo, and for good reason. It's wonderfully told, shot, acted, and the music is so, so, so great. We've been big fans of Bianca since this came out in February, but we wanted to wait to share it until now because it seems so relevant for the end of the school year. 

In the film Bianca tells Asa about how she's worried about her looming college graduation, and he offeres her some insightful, simple advice. There's plenty going on right now and you're all busy, but if you have even a tinge of anxiety about the year coming to an end, watch this video. Also watch it if you don't, because it'll make your day.